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Education of the Blind
Samuel Gridley Howe
1890 Census, Perkins Institution
January 20, 2016
This handwritten ledger contains detailed medical and family records of students at the Perkins School for the Blind.
Pilgrimage to Laura Bridgman's Childhood Home
January 7, 2016
The childhood home of Laura Bridgman is located in Aetna, New Hamphshire. Moses Woolcott who built a one room home on the land in 1767.
A deafblind trailblazer you've probably never heard of
December 22, 2015
In the 1800s, Perkins student Laura Bridgman was the second most famous woman in the world, after only Queen Victoria.
1949 Letter Home from a Perkins Student
December 14, 2015
1949 letter from Perkins' student Janice Charlotte Liscomb to her family in Maine.
Generations of generosity
November 23, 2015
Throughout Perkins’ history, remarkable people have stepped forward to help children who are blind achieve their dreams.
10 surprising connections between Veterans Day and blindness
November 11, 2015
From braille to guide dogs, veterans have been front and center in many life-changing innovations in the blindness field.
A family tradition since 1829
November 9, 2015
Perkins Trustee Bill Lowell contributed his time and talent to Perkins, just as the Lowell family has been doing for generations.
10 reasons to put Helen Keller on the new $10 bill
November 4, 2015
The inspirational deafblind icon is the obvious choice to appear on the United States’ first tactile currency note.
From homeless orphan to acclaimed inventor
October 30, 2015
From the archives: Perkins alumnus Dennis Reardon overcame tremendous odds to become a gifted architect and inventor.
An ever-changing campus
October 20, 2015
Since 1912, Perkins School for the Blind’s historic campus in Watertown, Mass. has evolved to meet the needs of its students.